June 2015

Contract Administration and Contractual Issues for Engineering and Construction Projects

Status: Advanced registration is now closed.
Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues
Location: Best Western Plus Chateau Granville 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6
Presenter: Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng. – Professor, Project Management, University of Calgary
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $455.00 + GST = $477.75 until May 29, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $555.00 + GST = $582.75

Non-Member Price: $555.00 + GST = $582.75

Student Member Price: $277.50 + GST = $291.38
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 29, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Sabine Cheng | Professional Development Coordinator
Office: 604.430.8035 ext. 7026
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.7026
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
This module will cover legal and contractual issues related to the effective management and administration of construction projects. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the project managers to contractors and suppliers. It provides project managers with a good understanding and the practical implications of the legal precedents and improves the ability to make better decisions. Legal cases and disputes situations will be reviewed and discussed with participants.

The course covers current topics:
  • Law of contract
  • Law of tort
  • Business code of ethics
  • Contractual arrangements
  • Contract documents
  • Bidding & tendering procedures and risk allocation
  • Payment structures
  • Project kick-off meeting and ground rules
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Changes and change orders
  • Project communication and documentation
  • Contractual claims and disputes with focus on avoidance, protection and resolution of disputes 
Upon completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:
  • Improve their performance re: contracting, negligence, disputes and contract administration
  • Explain the practical implications of the law on company’s performance
  • Implement the contracting process
  • Apply contract administration practices that contribute to success
  • Protect company’s interests, avoid and resolve disputes
Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng. – Professor, Project Management, University of Calgary
George is a Professor of Project Management in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he has been involved in both the teaching of and research into project management since 1994.
He has over thirty years of experience, principally in infrastructure projects and claims and disputes. He is also an active project management consultant for both public and private sector organizations in Canada and has provided extensive project management training to many Canadian, American and international companies.
George’s research and teaching focuses on improving project alignment and building and sustaining project teams, productivity and contractual arrangements. He also works as a coach and trainer for managers and executives. He assisted project teams in oil sands developments, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions and mining projects. As a claims consultant investigating many construction projects, both in Canada and the USA, George gained insight into the fundamental causes of project success and failure. Through his experience and research, George has developed a strong interest in improving project success founded upon improving the effectiveness of project teams.

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